The Satanic Temple built a statue in hopes to erect it, but have been overwhelmed in opposition filled with rage.
At a Detroit Catholic Church, hundreds of people gathered at a Mass that has held to protest the 8 1/2-foot-tall bronze statue of Baphomet, a winged idol said to have been worshipped by the Knights Templar, according to Press Examiner.
Tickets were sold to hundreds of people to witness the unveiling that the Satanic Temple said would happen on Saturday night at a Detroit location that only people with tickets would know about.
As people lined up to buy tickets, Christian protestors stood by in an attempt to derail the event.
Originally, the group had hoped to put the statue at the state capitol in Oklahoma City. But they were denied when the Oklahoma Supreme Court banned religious displays on capitol property.
In another attempt, the group wanted to set the statue up right outside the Arkansas statehouse which was the same location for another monument, one reflecting the Ten Commandments.
The controversial statue was in fact unveiled late Saturday night near the Detroit River at an industrial building. Onlookers said they hear the crowd chant, “Hail Satan!”
“The last thing we need in Detroit is having a welcome home party for evil,” Reverend Dave Bullock said.
The $25-ticketed “event” was promised to not only unveil the new sculpture, but was set up for “a night of chaos, noise, and debauchery…”
Minister Todd Sanders, of Strictly Biblical Bible Teaching Ministries in Detroit said, “I don’t think it’s anything we should be afraid of at all, we don’t need to cower in fear – we have the truth on our side as Christians.”
Detroit was the ultimate location for The Satanic Temple due to the extremely strong following of registered members.